INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's top environmental regulator says he's worries that new federal pollution standards could make it nearly impossible for utilities to build any new coal-fired power plants in the state.
The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Thomas Easterly, told a legislative panel Wednesday that the pending federal regulations will essentially rule out coal-fired power plants that currently produce much of the state's electricity.
Republican state Sen. Jim Buck of Kokomo says inexpensive electricity has long made Indiana a center for manufacturing and the state risks losing key industries if that advantage goes away.
But The Times of Munster reports Democratic state Sen. Jean Breaux of Indianapolis noted during a meeting of the Environmental Quality Service Council that air pollution from coal-fired power plants harms Hoosiers' health.
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